A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Takahagi in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.54 km (58 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:18:02 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nbg. Id of event: us10006nbg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.6693 East, latitude 36.6949 North, depth = 93.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 14:18:02 / September 9, 2016 @ 2:18 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mitsukaidō, Ushiku, Motomiya.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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